Vital Statistics - Registration of vital statistics in New York state began in 1880. By 1890 most of the counties were compliying with the law and recording deaths; by 1915 most counties were recording births. It is best to obtain a certificate from the town or village clerk where the event occurred. Addresses of the town clerks are located on each of the respective town pages.
1847-1852 Vital Statistics - The New York state legislature passed a law in 1847 that required school district clerks to record births, marriages and deaths. Because of difficulty in enforcing the law, it was repealed about 1852. The 1847-1852 vital statistics are in possession of the town clerks.
State Archive Indexes - Index to Births, 1881-1919 and Index to Deaths 1880-1943 if available to the public at the state archives. The archives will search and abstract the indexes for a fee.
Marriage Index and Licences 1908-1935 - available through local LDS Family History Centers on microfilm.
|State Address||County Address|
|New York State Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Records
Empire State Plaza, Tower Building
Albany, New York 12237-0023
Telephone: 518-474-3077 or 518-474-3030
Robert L. Christman
Belmont, NY 14813